Mende Kikakui Number 10

Andrew Cunningham at
Fri Jun 10 20:47:39 CDT 2016

I am not suggesting it needs to be encoded. And I did suggest that using
the digit one and the symbol for tens was an option.

It can be done via a ligature. It would have to be a required ligature.
Since other ligature types may or may not be enabled in various contexts.
And we dont want default substitution and mark positioning to generate a
non-ligature equivalent.


An it will be interesting to see which rendering engines handle kikakui.


On Saturday, 11 June 2016, Ken Whistler <kenwhistler at> wrote:
> On 6/10/2016 5:34 PM, Andrew Cunningham wrote:
>> There are two few descriptions of the system for me to be definitive
.... but the number ten seems hold a unique position within the numeral
> As does the number 10 in every decimal numeral system. ;-)
> But that doesn't automatically require that it be *encoded* with a single
character. After all the number 10 in the European decimal numeral system
is also represented with a character sequence: <0031, 0030>.
> --Ken

Andrew Cunningham at
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